Despite Trump’s claims of election fraud, the Department of Homeland Security calls the presidential election “the most secure in American history.” “There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised,” members of the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC) Executive Committee said in a statement.Trump has refused to concede to President-elect Joe Biden and is pursuing lawsuits in a number of states with baseless claims of voter fraud. He has yet to concede to the projected winner, Democrat Joe Biden. CISA director Christopher Krebs has told associates he expects to be fired after he angered the White House by debunking election misinformation promoted by Trump online.
CISA assistant director Bryan Ware stepped down on Thursday. The White House had asked for his resignation earlier this week. At this moment, a small but growing number of Republicans are backing calls for the president-elect to be given daily intelligence briefings. Between 10 and 20 Republicans in Congress have now either congratulated Mr Biden or accepted there must be moves towards a transition. The Democrats’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the “absurd circus” meant the coronavirus pandemic was being neglected, and she and other top Democrats urged Republicans to “accept reality”.